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A Bedford man who broke into the homes of three retired Bedford residents pleaded guilty Friday to six felony counts in connection with the break-ins.
Adam Oldfield, 32, was arrested after he broke into the home of one of the residents who was home at the time. He had busted down the door, and when he was discovered in the kitchen by the resident at her home, Oldfield told her he was there looking for a job. Oldfield left and was later found by police which led them to connect him to some open breaking and entering cases in the area.
In one of those cases, Oldfield’s fingerprints were matched to fingerprints found in a box containing tooth brushes at the home that was broken into. The box was located on the second floor in a bedroom.
Oldfield, who was arrested June 12, pleaded guilty to three counts of breaking and entering, two counts of grand larceny and one count of grand larceny of a firearm. Two of the break-ins occurred in January of this year and one in June. The homes broken into in January were on Ashland Avenue and Pine Street.
According to Oldfield’s attorney, Kelli Boyer, her client was addicted to drugs at the time of the break-ins and he was using the money from the thefts to purchase drugs.
Oldfield received a 10 year sentence, with seven of those years suspended. He will have to be on five years of supervised probation following his release and have 10 years of good behavior. He was also ordered to pay restitution of not less than $100 a month to his victims. He owes $10,440 in restitution to one victim and $588.96 to another.
According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney John Wheelock, Oldfield had a criminal theft history from Ohio, as well, which served as an aggravating factor in the case.
The Bedford Police Department is continuing its investigation into the break-ins, looking for a possible second defendant. “It was an invasion of the (victims’) lives,” Wheelock said of the case.